DEAR MISS MANNERS: Twice in one week I have been compared to two celebrities who look nothing like me, or each other! One friend continued to insist that I look like said celebrity even when I politely ignored him and changed the subject. He even referred to her as my "twin."
To add insult to injury, neither of these two celebrities share my hair or eye color (I am a redhead with green eyes). Furthermore, I consider one of these actresses to be ugly. What is the proper response to unsolicited comparisons like these?
GENTLE READER: Presume that the intention was to compliment you, and tell these people "thank you." If you do not agree with the celebrity comparison, Miss Manners permits you to punctuate that thank-you with a question mark.